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06. From County Government Employee to Professional Organizer, with Jessica Luck

Amidst The Chaos

Release Date: 03/02/2021

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Anyone else feel like they keep seeing these beautiful before and after organization photos, shows and videos, then immediately get the urge to do it all yourself? Somehow the idea of doing it sounds great, yet, I’ve never made much progress. BUT, after talking to today’s guest, Jessica Luck, founder of Inspiring Organization, I finally took the leap in organizing our back porch. Not only do I feel a weight lifted after decluttering and organizing, but I had the most amazing talk with Jessica!

This episode starts with Jessica’s life pre-organization, where she was a stay at home mom with her 4 kiddos while her husband was in the Marines. She then transitioned to a full time county government employee with hopes it would give her an in at her ‘dream job’ (or so she thought) as a social worker -- she has always had a heart and passion to serve others. 

Jessica tells me about the BIGGEST SHOCK that ended up sparking her decision to start Inspiring Organization. You’ll have to listen to find out -- it's a good one!

She gives one of my favorite pieces of advice, reminding everyone not to let a lack of business experience derail you! There is SO MUCH info on YouTube, internet articles and social media coaches -- if you have the idea in your heart and mind, it's achievable!!!

Jessica breaks down the timeline of her business, the REAL highs and lows -- think months with no clients, followed by those with packed schedules. She reveals how she figured out the seasonality of her business and when she felt she had true success (pssst, it took a while and that's normal!)

We finish up (are you still reading and listening?) with the details of her business and the process she uses. It's not ALL organizing and perfectly symmetrical bins! She leaves us with tips for those looking to get into organizing themselves -- though she drops some knowledge that everyone can benefit from!

Find out more information on Jessica, Inspiring Organization and our full show notes here